Material Costs Controller

April 26, 2024

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    April 26, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
  • Experience
  • Gender
  • Qualification
    Bachelor Degree
  • Career Level

Job Description

Kenya Airways is hiring a Material Costs Controller with a focus on managing and optimizing the component repair process within the aviation or manufacturing industry.

Key Responsibilities:

Component Repair Management:
  • – Monitor, track, and control the component repair management cycle
  • – Ensure timely return of all units on repair, avoiding component loss and unnecessary expenditure
  • – Review and challenge supplier repair quotes for value engineering/analysis
  • – Prioritize units requiring short turnaround times (TAT) and high-cost repairs
  • – Propose solutions and implement corrective actions to address root causes of KPI issues (long TATs, cost, loss)
Strategy and Development:
  • – Implement Material Management vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures
  • – Perform data analysis to guide decisions on materials repairs strategy
  • – Evaluate existing analytics and operational reports for performance improvement
People Management:
  • – Supervise, coach, and develop a high-performing team
  • – Set sectional objectives/KPIs and assess ongoing performance
  • – Ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental policies
Relationship Management:
  • – Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to manage component movement
  • – Develop and maintain effective relationships with customers, regulatory bodies, and suppliers
  • – Work with cross-functional teams to deliver effective solutions
  • – Liaise with stakeholders on repair components requests and provide regular updates
Budget & Reporting:
  • – Develop budgets and forecasts for component repair costs
  • – Prepare management reports to support decisions
Vendor Management:
  • – Negotiate pricing for materials and components sent for repairs
  • – Seek competitive pricing, quality assurance, and timely delivery from suppliers
Process Development & Improvement:
  • – Seek opportunities to improve efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance cost-effectiveness
  • – Participate in process improvement initiatives and training programs
  • – Liaise with material planning to implement aircraft materials provisioning policy
Safety and Training:
  • – Ensure a health and safety culture within the working environment
  • – Ensure compliance with Material Management Procedures

Required Qualifications/Experience:

  • – University degree in Engineering or Procurement/Supply Chain Management
  • – 5 years’ experience with 3 years’ experience in material management
  • – Strong IT systems knowledge and advanced Excel skills
  • – Experience in a material cost control role and supervising material supply
  • – Experience in contract management and inventory management
  • – Knowledge of aircraft components/parts, maintenance documentation, and regulations
  • – Knowledge of lean techniques and aircraft parts airworthiness certification
  • – Membership of an appropriate professional body

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in optimizing the component repair process, ensuring timely delivery, cost-effectiveness, and adherence to industry standards and regulations.